Thanks everyone for your feedback regarding my career progression. Am feeling more at ease with moving on. Just a little.
I’m hosting my twins baby shower next week, and so I’ve been doing my research, attending baby showers all over town (relax, I was invited to them). This polka dot theme for N was effective.
See those gum balls? They do not stay in your digestive system for 7 years like we were led to believe all those years! Googled it when my 3 year old swallowed one.
Also had a blast at O’s baby shower.
Aren’t people upping the anti at baby showers these days? So much prettiness. Is it pinterest? Inexpensive bunting/decor options? Can you imagine attending a baby shower where the plates aren’t coordinated with the cake?
My sister’s baby shower will be in a week and a half, which gives the sugar on these rock candies 9 days to crystallise. It’s quite a process. You place the skewer in a champagne flute filled with sugar water and hold with a peg.
You are only meant to put one skewer per champagne flute, but sometimes us stay at home mums like a little challenge, so I put two per flute. Time management people.
Will post photos of the finished product.
Someone asked me if my boys were twins. They are 16 months apart, but I feel compelled to dress them identically. Sadly, it is impossible to get matching boys / baby clothes.
Meanwhile, I’ve been upcycling. I am not above replacing an ikea high chair I found on kerbside pickup, with a cleaner one I found 250 metres further down the road! Does anyone else fantasise about furnishing a home entirely from the contents of kerbside pickup? I think there’s a reality show in that.
And while I’m rambling, my 4 year old was incredulous when he recently learned I grew up without a mobile phone. Seriously, I found myself saying “why in my day, we didn’t have mobile phones, we had to use the landline… and it wasn’t chordless- it was attached to a wall, and you had to stand in one spot to talk!”. Am starting to feel out of touch with these youngsters. And then my 19 year old German au pair informed me that she only recently learned video shops exist- she has grown up in an era where all movies could be downloaded online! (seriously how do video shops still exist?)
Enough rambling. Will you be getting fined for illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club (actually don’t answer that, stay anonymous- it could have been the neighbour tapping into you download quota for all you know)? Any suggestions for baby shower games/activities? I do hope you are well x